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Mitch McConnell in Fight of His Life

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It's not just the Republican party that seems to have lost it's way. Mitch McConnell seems to have dropped his compass in home state, Kentucky. He's about to be primaried. Oh, for Republicans, that's a dreaded word. They now don't have one election to fight in, but two. And this process forces them to push as far to the right as they can, making their Democratic opponent seem that much saner.

HuffPo writer, Luke Johnson reports:

Matthew Bevin, a Louisville businessman, is planning to announce his intentions for the 2014 United States Senate race Wednesday followed by a three-day, eight-stop tour of the state, according to a media advisory released Monday.

The advisory signals a Senate run for Bevin, who has been mulling a primary challenge against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for months. In February, he met with Kentucky tea party activists about a potential run. Politico reported that he had booked airtime for this week.

This primary run scares the poop out of McConnell. First his fear came from the Democrats when he thought that Ashley Judd was going be his opponent. Then he was a little relieved when a lesser named but still locally recognizable opponent stepped forward, Alison Lundergan Grimes. Mitch was ecstatic -- remember how his campaign hit her hard with the "What rhymes with Grimes" campaign? Then the blow-back started with the "No, tell me what rhymes with Mitch, B*tch!" McConnell settled down a bit after that.  Until now.  Now, a larger contender has surfaced.

McConnell's campaign attacked Bevin on Friday in a statement. "Matthew Griswold Bevin is not a Kentucky conservative, he is merely an East Coast con man," said campaign manager Jesse Benton. "While it is sad to see someone who claims to be a Republican doing Barack Obama’s bidding, his campaign is nothing more than a nuisance. Mitch McConnell will never waiver in his fight for our Kentucky values."

Despite his fundraising advantage, polls have shown McConnell vulnerable to a challenge on his right flank. A Courier-Journal poll in January found that only 34 percent of Republicans would support him against all challengers.

So perhaps Kentucky will turn out to be quite a race. Maybe we'll finally say goodbye to obstructionist Mitch McConnell with the primary, and hello to Alison Lundergan Grimes in the general election. Things are heating up in Kentucky, and it's not Colonel Sanders and his Kentucky Fried Chicken. I'm smelling the stench of burnt skunk.  How about you?

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Yowsers, Y'all

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Rick Perry, not a Homo

Oh, c'mon, Cowpoke, Rick. You can't be serious. Only someone with a grudge could be so cold hearted, biggoted, and out of his mind. You have some pretty outrageous stands on many issues, but there's almost a sense that you believe in what you're saying, when you can remember what that is. Forget those three cabinet posts you'd do away with.  It's the one that you might add that scares me and a lot of others.

What the hell is the new proposed cabinet post on Anti-Gay Activities? Are your serious, Cowboy? Jingle your spurs, grab your reins and settle down to a trot, big boy. You got some little doggies to do some 'splainin' about.

Rick Perry's long reign as governor of Texas is ending and he's considering a run for president. (How did that work out for you last time, Rick?) Here's some things America will be remembering when you start out on the journey for the 2016 nomination.You have long been one of the most vocally anti-gay governors and political figures in American history. The cream rises to the top -- depending on the cream.

In 2003, you lambasted the U.S. Supreme Court for striking down the Texas sodomy ban, and all sodomy bans in the states, calling the court "nine oligarchs in robes." How enlightened for a man who thinks we provide too much public education, health benefits and food subsidies for the poor. You're also a man who doesn't want a path to legal citizenship for immigrants despite your state's huge numbers of undocumented residents. I guess you're no stranger to taking an unpopular cowboy stance.

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In 2005, as governor, you championed a draconian constitutional ban on gay marriage and civil unions in Texas, and signed it into law in a ceremony held in a church.  Nothing like blurring the lines between church and state.

During your 2012 presidential run you had the audacity to cruelly tell a 14-year-old bisexual girl on the campaign trail that gays shouldn't serve in the military because "homosexuality is a sin," and he demeaned gay service members in a political attack ad that which became the most parodied ad of the election season.

Only someone with a grudge or something to hide would go to all those extremes to hurt god-loving, honest, hardworking people. Are you gay? Are you trying to hide it with this smokescreen? You wouldn't be the first. Rock Hudson, Liberace,  Ken Melman, Lance Bass,  Ricky Martin, Richard Chamberlain, and Cheyenne Jackson. They all went through stages of public denial before admitting the truth.  Nobody cared. It didn't matter. But lying about it left a bad taste in the public's mouth. So do you have something to tell us?

Ordinarily, I'd say you should give up a presidential run with a stand like that, and kiss your ass goodbye. But two things -- you'd have to take your head out of your ass first, and kissing it might turn you on. Not a picture America  wants to see.

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Pablum for Simpletons

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Congress has it's share of crazies, just like all large groups or families. Living up to the adage, "it's better to be thought a fool than open your mouth and prove it," Michele Bachmann once again took away all doubt. After the denunciation of DOMA, the lame duck (or to many, just plain lame) Minnesota congresswoman proclaimed, "Marriage was created by the hand of God. No man, not even a Supreme Court (6 men, 3 women), can undo what a holy God has instituted." She would resume that line of attack later during a press conference, calling the Court's decisions "an affront to the Constitution."

Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi, when asked what she thought of Bachmann's intense denunciation earlier in the day of the Supreme Court's historic rulings in favor of gay marriage, replied with a shrug: "Who cares?"

How's that for some plain talk?

But go a step farther. Somehow the press finds it necessary to give coverage to whack-jobs and ass hats like Bachmann, spewing pure garbage, but neglects to adequately report on medical, scientific, environmental, discriminatory and economic issues that matter to us all. After all, the Voter Rights Act got five minutes of coverage and those stupid gay rights findings by SCOTUS were interfering with the real news -- the stuff on TMZ. Did you know that he 17 year old witness at the Zimmerman trial had her hair styled and bangs cut specifically for the trial at Demond D's Salon and that she was wearing a new dress off the rack from K-Mart? Now that's breaking news!

News organizations are sending 200 reporters to cover the Travon Martin case and the Aaron Hernandez murder arraignment. How many are actually on the border covering issues of the dangerous crossings there? The human coyotes raping, beating and robbing those who wish to chance crossing the border in search of a better life?

Starving U.S. children, crumbling American infrastructure, women's health issues,  hijacking of state legislatures -- these hardly get a mention. When the Jody Arias sentencing hearings start up again in July, I wonder how many hundreds of reporters will be in Arizona. Human interest trumps human need to know. Maybe the press should be more concerned with what's really going on in order to produce well-informed citizens. It's certainly much more than just pablum for simpletons.

For those who care, give us news. Cover heroic efforts like Texas Senator Wendy Davis'  standing up for women everywhere. How about some reporting on the tragedies of the human trafficking going on in this country? Or the inept LA police shooting randomly into groups of suspected marijuana users who at worst, should have been ticketed? Where's the public information on the struggles of the poverty stricken living among us? Are those just for the back pages of the editorial sections of the newspapers? Filler coverage for network news? For those who don't wish to think, give us Harvey Levin's TMZ or Michele Bachmann's blather on the steps of Capitol Hill. For those of us who do care, get off your asses and do some real reporting. Carry on in the immortal words of Paul Harvey and give us the rest of the story.

There are important things happening in the world. Shine some light on them. Isn't that the main purpose of the fourth estate?

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Video- Smoothie Store Owner Charges Liberals $1 Extra

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Do these people know the "surcharge" is going to the Heritage Foundation? It's not voluntary, so is it legal? I'd be picketing the place over this crap. Sorry, can't figure out how to make it any bigger. Via.

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Video- Forbes' Tamny Suggests People Who Want To Use Social Security And Medicare Are "Congenitally Socialist"

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Damn, that's alot of Socialists! Via.

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Video- Fox's Doocy: "I Read On A Conservative Blog" That Obama Wants "Catholic Institutions To Close Down"

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Fehf. All they're doing is fluffing each other and implying it's fact. Via.

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Audio- Rush Limbaugh: Obama Is "Promising The Takers That He's Going To Take Even More From The Producers"

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Sigh. Via MM.

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